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WARRP II: an optoelectronic fully adaptive network router chip
Author(s): Timothy Mark Pinkston; Mongkol Raksapatcharawong; Yungho Choi
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Paper Abstract

The interconnection network is the communication backbone of a parallel processor system on which all remote data accesses occur and, thus, has a strong influence on the overall performance of the system. While the bandwidth delivered by conventional electronic-based networks has increased slowly in recent years, the bandwidth demanded by processors has increased at a much faster pace, soon causing the network to become a performance bottleneck. Optoelectronic-based networks can potentially provide much higher bandwidth capacity to mitigate this problem [1,2]. However, with the present growth rate of communication demand of distributed multiprocessor systems, even a high-bandwidth optoelectronic network (see Figure 1), could become oversaturated unless advanced routing techniques are incorporated in the interconnect architecture to efficiently utilize the bandwidth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3490, Optics in Computing '98, (22 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308951
Show Author Affiliations
Timothy Mark Pinkston, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Mongkol Raksapatcharawong, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Yungho Choi, Univ. of Southern California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3490:
Optics in Computing '98
Pierre H. Chavel; David A. B. Miller; Hugo Thienpont, Editor(s)

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